Writing Style

Usual length of columns, features and many other articles is 1,200 to 2,500 words, though this is variable depending upon the type and format of the material.

The American Suzuki Journal generally follows the Chicago Manual of Style, including documentation style. The ASJ requests end notes where documentation is required; examples of our documentation style can be found in ASJ 39.4: Chinn-Cannon, “Evidence-Based Practices…” and Jenkins Davis, “Positive Psychology….” Please contact [javascript protected email address] for more information.

We reserve the right to edit for conformity with style and usage. If edits are extensive, we will discuss them with you or return the manuscript with suggested changes.


Like most professional association journals, the American Suzuki Journal does not offer any compensation to authors, and we do copyright materials published.

Post-publication you will receive complimentary copies of the issue.

How to Submit

Deadlines are November 1, February 1, May 1 and August 1 for the winter, spring, summer, and fall issues, respectively, but we accept manuscripts year-round.

We accept emailed articles as .doc or .docx attachments and manuscripts on disc by mail. Email manuscripts to [javascript protected email address]

Please include a short bio and author photo with your submission.

Photographs are welcome: please be sure they are unaltered and of the highest quality and resolution possible (preferably 300 dpi) and include photo credits. If minors appear in photographs, we must receive permission from a parent or legal guardian to publish the photos. Individual Photo Release


Expect a turn-around time from submission to decision to publish of one to seven months.

When a manuscript/article submission is accepted for use, you will receive a copyright release form by email. This is for your protection and ours as well.

There is usually a turnaround time of one to six months between decision to use materials and actual publication, depending upon the production schedule and other considerations.

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Thank you for considering publishing in the American Suzuki Journal.